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The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple
Traditional 火燒紅蓮寺
Simplified 火烧红莲寺
Mandarin Huǒshāo Hóngliánsì
Directed by Zhang Shichuan
Written by Zheng Zhengqiu
Shang K'ai-jan
Production
company
Release dates
1928–1931
Running time
1,620 minutes
Country China

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple is a Chinese silent film serial directed by Zhang Shichuan. The film, adapted from the novel The Tale of the Extraordinary Swordsman, focuses on the rescue of a commander held captive in a temple full of traps.

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple, in 16 parts, is among the longest films ever produced and the longest major release, running 27 hours in total. The Mingxing Film Company production was released in 19 feature-length parts between 1928 and 1931. No copies have survived.

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Népszava
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Számos befogadhatatlan hosszúságú film született már a film születésének hajnalán is: komoly "versenyző" volt sokáig a 27 órás kínai némafilm, a The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple (A vörös lótusz templomának lángolása), de az eddigi leghosszabb A ...
 
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Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:15:00 -0800

The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple” 1928: a Chinese silent film about kung fu that started it all. The storyline centers on the rescue of a commander held prisoner in a temple that is riddled with traps. “Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior” 2003: This movie ...
 
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 06:59:34 -0700

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Fri, 04 Apr 2008 00:01:01 -0700

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Tue, 03 Mar 2009 08:44:52 -0800

Verdens lengste fiksjonsfilm er «The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple». Det er imponerende hvis du er i stand til å se en kinesisk stumfilm som varer i 27 timer. Filmen er basert på romanen «The Tale of the Extraordinary Swordsman» og er fra 1928.
 
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